I used essiac daily and it removed two lipoma lumps on my wrists some years ago. My sister, an RN had her surgically removed. But you must stop all sugar, tea and coffee. Now I have started again with essiac. Much cheaper than surgery and more important that the system be cleansed. We have a former pharmacist who makes up the four herbs and you boil it and store it and take it daily. He also has Ph'd in cell research. He owns Earth Food Store in Peterborough ON. I take it until the cysts are removed or if there would be any side effects. So far none.